Course Information
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Introduction

The BSc (Hons) Banking and Finance degree at Lincoln is aimed at those who aspire to pursue a career in the financial sector in roles such as financial or investment portfolio managers or as private, commercial or investment bankers.

During this course, students are encouraged to learn about how the economy works, how decisions are made in banking and finance and how financial systems and capital markets operate in an international context. They are invited to explore how government policies influence the overall stock market index, how corporate actions affect stock prices and how private and corporate wealth is created.

Many academics teaching Banking and Finance at Lincoln have the knowledge and practical expertise gained from experience in the sector, which gives students the opportunity to learn about real-world scenarios.

Students can learn the foundations of economic principles, accounting and finance, and business data analysis before progressing to more advanced financial and banking management. Final year students can choose from optional modules in order to focus on areas of particular interest.

How You Study

  • Lectures and seminars
  • Support lectures
  • Library resources
  • Group study
  • English Language Support Centre (where applicable)

Contact Hours and Independent Study

Contact hours may vary for each year of a degree. When engaging in a full-time degree students should, at the very least, expect to undertake a minimum of 37 hours of study each week during term time (including independent study) in addition to potentially undertaking assignments outside of term time. The composition and delivery for the course breaks down differently for each module and may include lectures, seminars, workshops, independent study, practicals, work placements, research and one-to-one learning.

University-level study involves a significant proportion of independent study, exploring the material covered in lectures and seminars. As a general guide, for every hour in class students are expected to spend two - three hours in independent study.

On each of our course pages you can find information on typical contact hours, modes of delivery and a breakdown of assessment methods. Where available, you will also be able to access a link to Unistats.com, where the latest data on student satisfaction and employability outcomes can be found.

How You Are Assessed

A variety of assessment methods are utilised during this course, including essays, examinations, oral presentations and practicals. These assessments are designed to develop skills that can be useful upon graduation of the course.

Assessment Feedback

The University of Lincoln's policy on assessment feedback aims to ensure that academics will return in-course assessments to students promptly – usually within 15 working days after the submission date (unless stated differently above)..

Methods of Assessment

The way students will be assessed on this course will vary for each module. It could include coursework, such as a dissertation or essay, written and practical exams, portfolio development, group work or presentations to name some examples.

For a breakdown of assessment methods used on this course and student satisfaction, please visit the Unistats website, using the link at the bottom of this page.

Throughout this degree, students may receive tuition from professors, senior lecturers, lecturers, researchers, practitioners, visiting experts or technicians, and they may be supported in their learning by other students.

Staff

Throughout this degree, students may receive tuition from professors, senior lecturers, lecturers, researchers, practitioners, visiting experts or technicians, and they may be supported in their learning by other students.

For a comprehensive list of teaching staff, please see our Lincoln Business School Staff Pages.

Entry Requirements 2017-18

GCE Advanced Levels: BCC

International Baccalaureate: 28 points overall.

BTEC Extended Diploma: Distinction, Merit, Merit.

Access to Higher Education Diploma: A minimum of 45 level 3 credits at merit or above will be required.

Applicants will also be required to have at least five GCSEs at grade C or above (or the equivalent), including English Language. Applicants will need a GCSE grade B in Maths.


If you would like further information about entry requirements, or would like to discuss whether the qualifications you are currently studying are acceptable, please contact the Admissions team on 01522 886097, or email admissions@lincoln.ac.uk.

Degree preparation courses for international students:

The University of Lincoln offers international students (non EU/UK) who do not meet the direct entry requirements for an undergraduate degree course the option of completing a degree preparation programme at the university’s International Study Centre. To find out more please visit www.lincoln.ac.uk/isc

Level 1

Analysis of Business Data (Core)

This module aims to introduce some quantitative techniques fundamental to the analysis of business data. It seeks to promote a critical awareness and understanding of some of the processes, techniques and technology by which numerical information can be collected and communicated. Students have the opportunity to practice the systematic use of appropriate industry-standard computer technology for the acquisition, analysis and presentation of data (for example, Excel or SPSS).

Introduction to Accountancy and Finance (Core)

This module aims to introduce students to the nature and mechanics of financial information. This is done in a manner which encourages a critical reflection upon the construction and uses of such information. Both management and financial accounting are considered. In particular, students can be introduced to the detail of double entry book keeping and the associated financial reports of sole traders, partnerships, limited companies (including those in a manufacturing environment) and simple not for profit organisations.

The module aims to examine the role of financial information for the variety of possible users and explore the different, often conflicting needs of these groups.

Organisational Behaviour (Core)

This module is intended for students who are interested in understanding the way people work, as individuals and as group members in firms. The module explores essential topics in a clear, concise and informative manner, aiming to introduce students to the interpersonal perceptual processes in a work environment; the key behavioural factors determining effective and ineffective groups; the usefulness of theories on leadership/management styles; and the difficulties in implementing change in organisations.

Principles of Economics (Core)

This module aims to provide the non-Economist with an amalgam of economic theory and contemporary comment which seeks to prepare them for a further study in Economics. The module is designed to provide students with the opportunity to develop a grounding in basic tools and concepts. It aims to provide ideas about labour markets and market structure, inflation and deflation, growth and stagnation and balance of payment issues and exchange rates. Through following issues in the Financial Times the emphasis is placed on applying the concepts delivered to the issues of the day.

Principles of Marketing (Core)

This module of the programme is designed for students who have little or no marketing knowledge. The aim is to familiarise students with the key concepts and issues of marketing, giving them a thorough grasp of the sort of marketing decisions there are to be made and what factors affect them.

Statistics for Economics and Finance (Core)

This module aims to develop an appreciation and understanding of the theoretical and practical issues in the application of statistical methods in decision making. The module is designed to support students’ preparation for Econometrics modules and seeks to contribute to students’ development of critical analytical skills necessary for their final year research projects.

The module aims to incorporate the use of lectures to deliver key aspects of theory and statistical concepts. Computer based practical sessions provide students with the opportunity to apply the statistical tools introduced in the lectures to real world data or problems.

Level 2

Competition and Regulation (Option)

This module explores some key areas of microeconomic policy for business. At its heart it is a consideration of competition theory and industrial structure. This informs the analysis of competition policy in sectors, such as telecoms and airlines. This is extended to a consideration of injecting competition into the state sector. Other areas of state intervention are explored where activities are taxes; prices are regulated; or industry is incentivised to relocate. Throughout, concepts and applications are made relevant to real world examples.

Contemporary Issues in Banking (Core)

In the last couple of decades the banking industry was at the heart of dramatic changes, including deregulation, financial innovation and globalization. This module is designed to examine these developments and their effects on the banking sector. The module continues by providing students with the opportunity to analyse contemporary issues in banking that emerged as responses to these global developments. These issues include the provision of credit and in particular credit rationing, securitization of debt, and competition and mergers in the banking sector.

Corporate Reputation and Public Relations (Option)

This module aims to provide a critical understanding of corporate reputation and public relations (PR) with an emphasis on measuring and managing reputation in today’s increasingly connected word. We aim to provide students with the most up-to-date theories of corporate reputation following a hands-on approach where students are expected to apply their understanding of corporate reputation and PR to real-world case studies.

Financial Management (Core)

Financial Management introduces the role of the financial manager and focuses on the key issues surrounding investment, financing and distribution decisions.

As a first introduction to finance, specifically, this covers the identification, appraisal and evaluation of investment opportunities in the context of shareholder wealth maximization, the sources of finance available and the markets they trade in. The issues of risk identification, measurement and evaluation is also explored in this module.

Fundamentals of Econometrics (Core)

This module is designed to introduce the principles and methods for statistical and econometric modeling. It provides students with the opportunity to develop the fundamental skills of using econometrics software packages that are essential for students who wish to pursue further studies or a professional career in economics, finance or related disciplines. Real-world data can be used in this module to help students to develop problem-solving skills.

International Economics (Core)

This module aims to provide students with the opportunity to develop knowledge of the gains to be made from trading internationally. It focuses also on the gains to be made from economic integration and the globalisation process. The module also seeks to examine the main patterns of trade and exchange and aims to demonstrate how free trade can be influenced by government and the future risks of protectionism.

Macroeconomic Environment for Business (Core)

This module provides an opportunity for students to extend their understanding of macroeconomics. It emphasises the role of macroeconomics as an applied discipline, focusing on issues facing the world’s economies featured in the Financial Times. By the end students are expected to be able to use the techniques learned to interpret changing macroeconomic aggregates, events and policies.

Money, Banking and Financial Markets (Core)

This module focuses upon the primary statement of roles which participants in the financial landscape provide. These roles are central to the idea of money and role which it plays in the modern landscape in terms of the flow of funds as a framework. The module aims to provide a brief introduction to the major participants; banks, pension funds, insurance companies and the management role of funds which they have.

Level 3

Advanced Econometrics I (Cross-sectional and Panel Data Analysis) (Core)

This module aims to build on Fundamentals of Econometrics and seeks to look at further and advanced topics in econometric analysis. The module aims to provide students with the opportunity to further their econometric modeling skills by using real-world empirical applications in the fields related to economics, finance, and rural and urban economics.

The topics covered aim to reflect the development of contemporary applied econometrics. These topics include time series regression, cross-sectional and panel data regression, instrumental variables regression, experiments and quasi-experiments, and discrete choice model.

Advanced Econometrics II (Time-Series) (Core)

The module seeks to provide students with the opportunity to develop an understanding of recent advances in econometrics for testing theories in economics and finance. It aims to develop the technical skills necessary to pursue a wide range of empirical research in economics and finance and offers the opportunity to develop some advanced time series skills.

Advanced Financial Management (Core)

This module aims to introduce the more complex areas of financial management. It is designed to familiarise students with the major theoretical developments and practices in the areas of corporate finance and risk management. Students are encouraged to develop critical thinking when considering the advantages and disadvantages of diverse practices in the areas of corporate finance and risk management.

Behavioural Finance and Economics (Option)

This module aims to widen the concepts and motivations in understanding the economic activities of agents, and develops an appreciation of why these are different from standard/neo-classical economics.

The module draws on the recent research from the area of behavioural finance, biology and psychology to present a foundation, upon which to build a more critical understanding of the rational economics foundations. The module covers alternative modus operandi for economic interactions, such as Prospect Theory and other models.

The module investigates situations and the assumptions about behaviour which gives rise to certain behavioural biases, which constitute observable phenomena. These are then generalised to the “probable effects” on markets.

Decision-Making and Game Theory (Option)

This module aims to provide an introduction to decision-making in different environments. After a short review of the rational choice paradigm, the module seeks to explore intertemporal decision problem and Expected Utility Theory.

Leadership and High Performance Teams (Option)

This module aims to offer students two significant moments of practical reflection. Firstly, the module provides students with the opportunity to reflect on some of the powerful images of leadership that influence their own views on leading, following and leadership. Secondly, the module asks for students to consider their own skills, qualities and capabilities in order to consider their near future and the question 'what sort of leader am I and what sort of leader might I become?'

Personal Financial Planning (Core)

Personal financial planning is the process whereby individuals can determine whether or not they can meet their financial objectives through proper management of their financial resources.

This module demonstrates and explores the application of a range of techniques used to help achieve this aim. Many students will go on to work in the financial services sector. This module aims to provide these students with a fundamental underpinning of the issues they are likely to face when working in this industry.

Private Banking and Wealth Management (Core)

Private Banking and Wealth Management is a module targeted at students who wish to build upon their previous knowledge of financial markets and products by analysing and evaluating the core financial service of wealth management. The module aims to both broaden students’ knowledge and understanding of the financial services industry and further develop their intellectual and practical skills via the analysis and evaluation of the wealth management process.

†The availability of optional modules may vary from year to year and will be subject to minimum student numbers being achieved. This means that the availability of specific optional modules cannot be guaranteed. Optional module selection may also be affected by staff availability.

Placements

There is the opportunity to take a year-long placement after the second year. A work placement can allow students to gain valuable experience and apply their learning in practice. If students choose to undertake a work placement, they do not pay tuition fees for that year, but are required to cover their travel, accommodation and living costs.

More information regarding placements with the Business School can be found here:

https://www.lincoln.ac.uk/home/lbs/workplacements/

Placement Year

When students are on an optional placement in the UK or overseas or studying abroad, they will be required to cover their own transport and accommodation and meals costs. Placements can range from a few weeks to a full year if students choose to undertake an optional sandwich year in industry.

Students are encouraged to obtain placements in industry independently. Tutors may provide support and advice to students who require it during this process.

Student as Producer

Student as Producer is a model of teaching and learning that encourages academics and undergraduate students to collaborate on research activities. It is a programme committed to learning through doing.

The Student as Producer initiative was commended by the QAA in our 2012 review and is one of the teaching and learning features that makes the Lincoln experience unique.

Facilities

The Lincoln Business School is based in the David Chiddick building alongside Lincoln Law School. The building provides students with teaching and learning space including lecture theatres, workshop rooms, an IT/language lab and a mooting chamber, along with places to meet and eat with friends and staff.

Sage 50 and SPSS software is available within the Business School for students to use.

At Lincoln, we constantly invest in our campus as we aim to provide the best learning environment for our undergraduates. Whatever the area of study, the University strives to ensure students have access to specialist equipment and resources, to develop the skills, which they may need in their future career.

View our campus pages [www.lincoln.ac.uk/home/campuslife/ourcampus/] to learn more about our teaching and learning facilities.

Career Opportunities

A Banking and Finance degree can be a pathway to senior management positions in the private, public and commercial sectors and in securities companies. Graduates may choose to pursue a career in financial management, investment management, commercial banking, private banking, wealth management or investment banking. This degree encourages the development of research techniques, which are necessary for those choosing to progress to postgraduate-level study.

Careers Service

The University Careers and Employability Team offer qualified advisors who can work with students to provide tailored, individual support and careers advice during their time at the University. As a member of our alumni we also offer one-to-one support in the first year after completing a course, including access to events, vacancy information and website resources; with access to online vacancies and virtual resources for the following two years.

This service can include one-to-one coaching, CV advice and interview preparation to help you maximise our graduates future opportunities.

The service works closely with local, national and international employers, acting as a gateway to the business world.

Visit our Careers Service pages for further information. [http://www.lincoln.ac.uk/home/campuslife/studentsupport/careersservice/]

Additional Costs

For each course students may find that there are additional costs. These may be with regard to the specific clothing, materials or equipment required, depending on their subject area. Some courses provide opportunities for students to undertake field work or field trips. Where these are compulsory, the cost for the travel, accommodation and meals may be covered by the University and so is included in the fee. Where these are optional students will normally (unless stated otherwise) be required to pay their own transportation, accommodation and meal costs.

With regards to text books, the University provides students who enrol with a comprehensive reading list and our extensive library holds either material or virtual versions of the core texts that students are required to read. However, students may prefer to purchase some of these for themselves and will therefore be responsible for this cost. Where there may be exceptions to this general rule, information will be displayed in a section titled Other Costs below.

Related Courses

Lincoln’s Banking and Finance MFin programme is aimed at those who aspire to pursue a career in the financial sector in roles such as securities analyst, financial or investment manager or private, commercial or investment banker.
The BA (Hons) Business Economics degree at Lincoln has been designed to provide a theoretical understanding of the economic decisions faced by business in market economies, with a focus on a practical application within national and international settings.
The BA (Hons) Business and Finance degree at Lincoln aims to equip students with the tools and knowledge to operate in a range of business environments, and to develop a broad understanding of business and finance from an international perspective.
This degree aims to equip students with the tools and frameworks to analyse economic issues, as well as the skills necessary to explore and analyse new issues as they emerge in the current dynamic economic environment.
The MEcon Economics and Finance degree at Lincoln offers a combination of core economics and finance topics enabling students to develop into economists with a specialism. These aim to equip students with the skills to analyse financial and economic events and their impact on markets.
The BSc (Hons) Economics and Finance degree at Lincoln offers a combination of core economics and finance topics enabling students to develop into economists with a specialism. The programme aims to equip students with the skills to analyse financial and economic events and their impact on markets.

Introduction

Lincoln’s Banking and Finance degree is aimed at those who aspire to a career in the financial sector in roles such as securities analyst, financial or investment manager, or as a private, commercial or investment banker.

During this course, students are encouraged to learn about how the economy works, how decisions are made in banking and finance and how financial systems and capital markets operate in an international context. They are invited to explore how government policies influence the overall stock market index, how corporate actions affect stock prices and how private and corporate wealth is created.

Many academics teaching Banking and Finance at Lincoln have the knowledge and practical expertise gained from experience in the sector, which gives students the opportunity to learn about real-world scenarios.

Students can learn the foundations of economic principles, accounting and finance, and business data analysis before progressing to more advanced financial and banking management. Final year students can choose from optional modules in order to focus on areas of particular interest.

How You Study

  • Lectures and seminars
  • Support lectures
  • Library resources
  • Group study
  • English Language Support Centre (where applicable)

Contact Hours

Level 1:

At level one students will typically have around 13 hours of contact time per week. A typical week may consist of:

  • 1 hour of tutorial time
  • 4 hours in seminars
  • 8 hours in lectures


Level 2:

At level two students will typically have around 13 hours of contact time per week. A typical week may consist of:

  • 1 hour of tutorial time
  • 4 hours in seminars
  • 8 hours in lectures


Level 3:

At level three students will typically have around 12 hours of contact time per week. A typical week may consist of:

  • 1 hour of project supervision
  • 2 hours of tutorial time
  • 4 hours in seminars
  • 5 hours in lectures


Overall Workload and Independent Study

University-level study involves a significant proportion of independent study, exploring the material covered in lectures and seminars. Students’ overall workload will consist of their scheduled contact hours combined with independent study. The expected level of independent study is detailed below.

Level 1:

  • Total scheduled teaching and learning hours: 314
  • Percentage scheduled teaching and learning hours: 26%
  • Percentage of independent study expected: 74%


Level 2:

  • Total scheduled teaching and learning hours: 304.8
  • Percentage scheduled teaching and learning hours: 25%
  • Percentage of independent study expected: 75%


Level 3:

  • Total scheduled teaching and learning hours: 232
  • Percentage scheduled teaching and learning hours: 19%
  • Percentage of independent study expected: 81%

Contact Hours and Independent Study

Contact hours may vary for each year of a degree. When engaging in a full-time degree students should, at the very least, expect to undertake a minimum of 37 hours of study each week during term time (including independent study) in addition to potentially undertaking assignments outside of term time. The composition and delivery for the course breaks down differently for each module and may include lectures, seminars, workshops, independent study, practicals, work placements, research and one-to-one learning.

University-level study involves a significant proportion of independent study, exploring the material covered in lectures and seminars. As a general guide, for every hour in class students are expected to spend two - three hours in independent study.

On each of our course pages you can find information on typical contact hours, modes of delivery and a breakdown of assessment methods. Where available, you will also be able to access a link to Unistats.com, where the latest data on student satisfaction and employability outcomes can be found.

How You Are Assessed

A variety of assessment methods are utilised during this course, including essays, examinations, oral presentations and practicals. These assessments are designed to develop skills that can be useful upon graduation of the course.

The way students will be assessed on this course will vary for each module. It could include coursework, such as a dissertation or essay, written and practical exams, portfolio development, group work or presentations to name some examples.

Assessment Breakdown

Level 1:

Coursework: 32.25%
Practical exams: 10%
Written exams: 57.75%

Level 2:

Coursework: 50%
Practical exams: 0.9%
Written exams: 49.1%

Level 3:

Coursework: 45.38%
Practical exams: 8.46%
Written exams: 46.15%

Assessment Feedback

The University of Lincoln's policy on assessment feedback aims to ensure that academics will return in-course assessments to students promptly – usually within 15 working days after the submission date (unless stated differently above)..

Methods of Assessment

The way students will be assessed on this course will vary for each module. It could include coursework, such as a dissertation or essay, written and practical exams, portfolio development, group work or presentations to name some examples.

For a breakdown of assessment methods used on this course and student satisfaction, please visit the Unistats website, using the link at the bottom of this page.

Throughout this degree, students may receive tuition from professors, senior lecturers, lecturers, researchers, practitioners, visiting experts or technicians, and they may be supported in their learning by other students.

Staff

Throughout this degree, students may receive tuition from professors, senior lecturers, lecturers, researchers, practitioners, visiting experts or technicians, and they may be supported in their learning by other students.

For a comprehensive list of teaching staff, please see our Lincoln Business School Staff Pages.

Entry Requirements 2018-19

GCE Advanced Levels: BCC

International Baccalaureate: 28 points overall.

BTEC Extended Diploma: Distinction, Merit, Merit.

Access to Higher Education Diploma: A minimum of 45 level 3 credits to include 30 at merit or above will be required.

Applicants will also be required to have at least three GCSEs at grade C or above (or the equivalent), including English Language. Applicants will need a GCSE grade B in Maths.


If you would like further information about entry requirements, or would like to discuss whether the qualifications you are currently studying are acceptable, please contact the Admissions team on 01522 886097, or email admissions@lincoln.ac.uk.

Degree preparation courses for international students:

The University of Lincoln offers international students (non EU/UK) who do not meet the direct entry requirements for an undergraduate degree course the option of completing a degree preparation programme at the university’s International Study Centre. To find out more please visit www.lincoln.ac.uk/isc

Level 1

Analysis of Business Data (Core)

This module aims to introduce some quantitative techniques fundamental to the analysis of business data. It seeks to promote a critical awareness and understanding of some of the processes, techniques and technology by which numerical information can be collected and communicated. Students have the opportunity to practice the systematic use of appropriate industry-standard computer technology for the acquisition, analysis and presentation of data (for example, Excel or SPSS).

Introduction to Accountancy and Finance (Core)

This module aims to introduce students to the nature and mechanics of financial information. This is done in a manner which encourages a critical reflection upon the construction and uses of such information. Both management and financial accounting are considered. In particular, students can be introduced to the detail of double entry book keeping and the associated financial reports of sole traders, partnerships, limited companies (including those in a manufacturing environment) and simple not for profit organisations.

The module aims to examine the role of financial information for the variety of possible users and explore the different, often conflicting needs of these groups.

Organisational Behaviour (Core)

This module is intended for students who are interested in understanding the way people work, as individuals and as group members in firms. The module explores essential topics in a clear, concise and informative manner, aiming to introduce students to the interpersonal perceptual processes in a work environment; the key behavioural factors determining effective and ineffective groups; the usefulness of theories on leadership/management styles; and the difficulties in implementing change in organisations.

Principles of Economics (Core)

This module aims to provides the non-Economist with with an amalgam of economic theory and contemporary comment which prepares them for a further study in Economics. There is a grounding in basic tools and concepts. It provides ideas about labour markets and market structure, the market, inflation and deflation, growth and stagnation and balance of payment issues and exchange rates.

Principles of Marketing (Core)

This module is designed to provide an introduction to the theory and practice of marketing. Students will have the chance to examine the key concepts and issues of marketing.

Statistics for Economics and Finance (Core)

This module aims to develop an appreciation and understanding of the theoretical and practical issues in the application of statistical methods in decision making. The module is designed to support students’ preparation for Econometrics modules and seeks to contribute to students’ development of critical analytical skills necessary for their final year research projects.

The module aims to incorporate the use of lectures to deliver key aspects of theory and statistical concepts. Computer based practical sessions provide students with the opportunity to apply the statistical tools introduced in the lectures to real world data or problems.

Level 2

Competition and Regulation (Option)

This module explores some key areas of microeconomic policy for business. At its heart it is a consideration of competition theory and industrial structure. This informs the analysis of competition policy in sectors, such as telecoms and airlines. This is extended to a consideration of injecting competition into the state sector. Other areas of state intervention are explored where activities are taxes; prices are regulated; or industry is incentivised to relocate. Throughout, concepts and applications are made relevant to real world examples.

Contemporary Issues in Banking (Core)

In the last couple of decades the banking industry was at the heart of dramatic changes, including deregulation, financial innovation and globalization. This module is designed to examine these developments and their effects on the banking sector. The module continues by providing students with the opportunity to analyse contemporary issues in banking that emerged as responses to these global developments. These issues include the provision of credit and in particular credit rationing, securitization of debt, and competition and mergers in the banking sector.

Corporate Reputation and Public Relations (Option)

This module aims to provide a critical understanding of corporate reputation and public relations (PR) with an emphasis on measuring and managing reputation in today’s increasingly connected word. We aim to provide students with the most up-to-date theories of corporate reputation following a hands-on approach where students are expected to apply their understanding of corporate reputation and PR to real-world case studies.

Financial Management (Core)

Financial Management introduces the role of the financial manager and focuses on the key issues surrounding investment, financing and distribution decisions.

As a first introduction to finance, specifically, this covers the identification, appraisal and evaluation of investment opportunities in the context of shareholder wealth maximization, the sources of finance available and the markets they trade in. The issues of risk identification, measurement and evaluation is also explored in this module.

Fundamentals of Econometrics (Core)

This module is designed to introduce the principles and methods for statistical and econometric modeling. It provides students with the opportunity to develop the fundamental skills of using econometrics software packages that are essential for students who wish to pursue further studies or a professional career in economics, finance or related disciplines. Real-world data can be used in this module to help students to develop problem-solving skills.

International Economics (Core)

This module aims to provide students with the opportunity to develop knowledge of the gains to be made from trading internationally. It focuses also on the gains to be made from economic integration and the globalisation process. The module also seeks to examine the main patterns of trade and exchange and aims to demonstrate how free trade can be influenced by government and the future risks of protectionism.

Macroeconomic Environment for Business (Core)

This module provides an opportunity for students to extend their understanding of macroeconomics. It emphasises the role of macroeconomics as an applied discipline, focusing on issues facing the world’s economies featured in the Financial Times. By the end students are expected to be able to use the techniques learned to interpret changing macroeconomic aggregates, events and policies.

Money, Banking and Financial Markets (Core)

This module focuses upon the primary statement of roles which participants in the financial landscape provide. These roles are central to the idea of money and role which it plays in the modern landscape in terms of the flow of funds as a framework. The module aims to provide a brief introduction to the major participants; banks, pension funds, insurance companies and the management role of funds which they have.

Level 3

Advanced Econometrics I (Cross-sectional and Panel Data Analysis) (Core)

This module aims to build on Fundamentals of Econometrics and seeks to look at further and advanced topics in econometric analysis. The module aims to provide students with the opportunity to further their econometric modeling skills by using real-world empirical applications in the fields related to economics, finance, and rural and urban economics.

The topics covered aim to reflect the development of contemporary applied econometrics. These topics include time series regression, cross-sectional and panel data regression, instrumental variables regression, experiments and quasi-experiments, and discrete choice model.

Advanced Econometrics II (Time-Series) (Core)

The module seeks to provide students with the opportunity to develop an understanding of recent advances in econometrics for testing theories in economics and finance. It aims to develop the technical skills necessary to pursue a wide range of empirical research in economics and finance and offers the opportunity to develop some advanced time series skills.

Advanced Financial Management (Core)

This module aims to introduce the more complex areas of financial management. It is designed to familiarise students with the major theoretical developments and practices in the areas of corporate finance and risk management. Students are encouraged to develop critical thinking when considering the advantages and disadvantages of diverse practices in the areas of corporate finance and risk management.

Behavioural Finance and Economics (Option)

This module aims to widen the concepts and motivations in understanding the economic activities of agents, and develops an appreciation of why these are different from standard/neo-classical economics.

The module draws on the recent research from the area of behavioural finance, biology and psychology to present a foundation, upon which to build a more critical understanding of the rational economics foundations. The module covers alternative modus operandi for economic interactions, such as Prospect Theory and other models.

The module investigates situations and the assumptions about behaviour which gives rise to certain behavioural biases, which constitute observable phenomena. These are then generalised to the “probable effects” on markets.

Decision-Making and Game Theory (Option)

This module aims to provide an introduction to decision-making in different environments. After a short review of the rational choice paradigm, the module seeks to explore intertemporal decision problem and Expected Utility Theory.

Leadership and High Performance Teams (Option)

This module aims to offer students two significant moments of practical reflection. Firstly, the module provides students with the opportunity to reflect on some of the powerful images of leadership that influence their own views on leading, following and leadership. Secondly, the module asks for students to consider their own skills, qualities and capabilities in order to consider their near future and the question 'what sort of leader am I and what sort of leader might I become?'

Personal Financial Planning (Core)

Personal financial planning is the process whereby individuals can determine whether or not they can meet their financial objectives through proper management of their financial resources.

This module demonstrates and explores the application of a range of techniques used to help achieve this aim. Many students will go on to work in the financial services sector. This module aims to provide these students with a fundamental underpinning of the issues they are likely to face when working in this industry.

Private Banking and Wealth Management (Core)

Private Banking and Wealth Management is a module targeted at students who wish to build upon their previous knowledge of financial markets and products by analysing and evaluating the core financial service of wealth management. The module aims to both broaden students’ knowledge and understanding of the financial services industry and further develop their intellectual and practical skills via the analysis and evaluation of the wealth management process.

†The availability of optional modules may vary from year to year and will be subject to minimum student numbers being achieved. This means that the availability of specific optional modules cannot be guaranteed. Optional module selection may also be affected by staff availability.

Placements

There is the opportunity to take a year-long work placement after your second year. A work placement can allow students to gain valuable experience and apply their learning in practice. If students choose to undertake a work placement, they do not pay tuition fees for that year, but must pay their own travel, accommodation and living costs.

Students are encouraged to obtain placements in industry independently. Tutors may provide support and advice to students who require it during this process.

More information regarding placements with the Business School can be found here:

https://www.lincoln.ac.uk/home/lbs/workplacements/

Placement Year

When students are on an optional placement in the UK or overseas or studying abroad, they will be required to cover their own transport and accommodation and meals costs. Placements can range from a few weeks to a full year if students choose to undertake an optional sandwich year in industry.

Students are encouraged to obtain placements in industry independently. Tutors may provide support and advice to students who require it during this process.

Student as Producer

Student as Producer is a model of teaching and learning that encourages academics and undergraduate students to collaborate on research activities. It is a programme committed to learning through doing.

The Student as Producer initiative was commended by the QAA in our 2012 review and is one of the teaching and learning features that makes the Lincoln experience unique.

Facilities

This course is taught in the award-winning David Chiddick Building, which is based in the centre of the city of Lincoln on the Brayford Pool Campus. It provides dedicated teaching and learning spaces and comprises lecture theatres, workshop rooms, IT laboratories and a café. Datastream and statistical software are available for students to use.

At Lincoln, we constantly invest in our campus as we aim to provide the best learning environment for our undergraduates. Whatever the area of study, the University strives to ensure students have access to specialist equipment and resources, to develop the skills, which they may need in their future career.

View our campus pages [www.lincoln.ac.uk/home/campuslife/ourcampus/] to learn more about our teaching and learning facilities.

Career Opportunities

A Banking and Finance degree can be a pathway to senior management positions in the private, public and commercial sectors. Graduates may choose to pursue a career in financial management, stock brokerage and trading, investment management, commercial banking, private banking, wealth management or investment banking. This degree encourage the development of research techniques, which are necessary for those choosing to progress to postgraduate-level study.

Careers Service

The University Careers and Employability Team offer qualified advisors who can work with students to provide tailored, individual support and careers advice during their time at the University. As a member of our alumni we also offer one-to-one support in the first year after completing a course, including access to events, vacancy information and website resources; with access to online vacancies and virtual resources for the following two years.

This service can include one-to-one coaching, CV advice and interview preparation to help you maximise our graduates future opportunities.

The service works closely with local, national and international employers, acting as a gateway to the business world.

Visit our Careers Service pages for further information. [http://www.lincoln.ac.uk/home/campuslife/studentsupport/careersservice/]

Additional Costs

For each course students may find that there are additional costs. These may be with regard to the specific clothing, materials or equipment required, depending on their subject area. Some courses provide opportunities for students to undertake field work or field trips. Where these are compulsory, the cost for the travel, accommodation and meals may be covered by the University and so is included in the fee. Where these are optional students will normally (unless stated otherwise) be required to pay their own transportation, accommodation and meal costs.

With regards to text books, the University provides students who enrol with a comprehensive reading list and our extensive library holds either material or virtual versions of the core texts that students are required to read. However, students may prefer to purchase some of these for themselves and will therefore be responsible for this cost. Where there may be exceptions to this general rule, information will be displayed in a section titled Other Costs below.

Related Courses

Lincoln’s Banking and Finance MFin programme is aimed at those who aspire to pursue a career in the financial sector in roles such as securities analyst, financial or investment manager or private, commercial or investment banker.
The BA (Hons) Business Economics degree at Lincoln has been designed to provide a theoretical understanding of the economic decisions faced by business in market economies, with a focus on a practical application within national and international settings.
The BA (Hons) Business and Finance degree at Lincoln aims to equip students with the tools and knowledge to operate in a range of business environments, and to develop a broad understanding of business and finance from an international perspective.
This degree aims to equip students with the tools and frameworks to analyse economic issues, as well as the skills necessary to explore and analyse new issues as they emerge in the current dynamic economic environment.
The MEcon Economics and Finance degree at Lincoln offers a combination of core economics and finance topics enabling students to develop into economists with a specialism. These aim to equip students with the skills to analyse financial and economic events and their impact on markets.
The BSc (Hons) Economics and Finance degree at Lincoln offers a combination of core economics and finance topics enabling students to develop into economists with a specialism. The programme aims to equip students with the skills to analyse financial and economic events and their impact on markets.

Tuition Fees

2017/18 Entry UK/EUInternational
Full-time £9,250 per level
£12,800 per level
Part-time £77.00 per credit point  N/A
Placement (optional) Exempt Exempt

 

2018/19 Entry UK/EUInternational
Full-time £9,250 per level
£13,800 per level
Part-time £77.00 per credit point  N/A
Placement (optional) Exempt Exempt

The University undergraduate tuition fee may increase year on year in line with government policy. This will enable us to continue to provide the best possible educational facilities and student experience.

In 2017/18, fees for all new and continuing undergraduate UK and EU students will be £9,250.

In 2018/19, fees may increase in line with Government Policy. We will update this information when fees for 2018/19 are finalised.

Please note that not all courses are available as a part-time option.

For more information and for details about funding your study, please see our UK/EU Fees & Funding pages or our International funding and scholarship pages. [www.lincoln.ac.uk/home/studyatlincoln/undergraduatecourses/feesandfunding/] [www.lincoln.ac.uk/home/international/feesandfunding/]

The University intends to provide its courses as outlined in these pages, although the University may make changes in accordance with the Student Admissions Terms and Conditions [www.lincoln.ac.uk/StudentAdmissionsTermsandConditions].